Maybe you've tried Gel Plate printmaking and want to go deeper with content and process? 


Would you like to expand your approach towards imagemaking though printmaking ?


Are you looking for ways to make both spontaneous prints and complex images simultaneously?

In addition to challenging you visually, this workshop will further expand how you think about making prints. Topics that will be addressed include: how gel prints might translate to or become part of other works such as painting, sculpture, photography and installation.

Class discussions will take place focusing on content, technique, experimentation, and how to approach printmaking from an intuitive perspective. My printmaking classes focus on thinking outside the box, and asking "what if" questions are encouraged and embraced.

The class will use a series of personal prompts that help you realize new ways to create using gel plates. The underlying theme behind the class is to learn new material, then take that material and create gel prints that become part of your personal vocabulary.

We will address each participant's work within the class and discuss best practices for moving the work forward.

In the four 90-minute live class discussions and lectures, demos and in-depth Q&A, you will broaden the foundation of your creative practice.  This course will also include a resource guide identifying where to get the best materials and supplies as well as 3 months of access to the class recordings. Course is limited to 20 students.

Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Topics and concepts covered in the course:

  • Create multi-layered gel prints.
  • Learn the process of "building a print".
  • Develop many prints that reflect your personal vision or help you realize your vision.
  • Work with water-based media.
  • Work with oil-based media.
  • Understand easy registration systems.
  • Explore a variety of papers.
  • Rapid fire sketching.
  • Expand use of drawings and sketchbooks to develop gel prints.
  • Use transfer processes both photographic and hand drawn.
  • Evolve compositional challenges when working with prints.
  • Learn how to translate drawings into prints.
  • Use line, shape, and color in unique approaches.
  • Class exercises to further inspire and brainstorm possibilities.
  • Further reveal and define your voice through unusual juxtapositions.

This class is an excellent fit for artists who are seasoned printmakers as well as people who have never made a print. Artists will experience the magic of "pulling a print" while shaking up their current creative practice.
Prior to each class, participants will watch the pre-recorded content and complete the assignment for the live class session. 

"I will discuss how painting, drawing, and printmaking have a kinship that will help you flesh out and help to develop your print imagery. We will demystify technical material so it becomes part of an intuitive process, and creating and technique become seamless."

~ Jeff Hirst


Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

The class is open for registration!



Q: How do I access the class?

A: Once you purchase the class, you will have access to the course content (pre-recorded, handouts, and live meetings. Each unit shows the day, time, and how to join the live session on Zoom.


Q: Is this class good as an introduction to printmaking?

A: Yes, the class material is designed for beginners to advanced printmakers. Many of my classes will have people with varying experience, and all levels come away with new knowledge and skills.

Q: I have more questions. How do I reach you?

A: You can email Jeff at [email protected].


Jeff is a generous teacher, focused but relaxed. Jeff made the principles of the specific techniques accessible and clear, yet was open and very encouraging of experimentation.

~ Peggy E. ~

Jeff Hirst is one of my favorite teachers! His love of the work comes out in the enthusiasm he shows for the work of his students, and his patience helps us through the rough patches when we want to be as good as he is. His unique combination of artistic and teacher skills make classes a joy to participate in. I always look forward to spending time in Jeff's classes. 

~ Nancy D. ~

Jeff is an accomplished and talented artist who shows firsthand how a creative artist pushes the limits and experiments in a fun and safe way!

~ Kathy E. ~

Jeffrey Hirst fostered a learning environment that allowed for experimentation with various media. And if it worked out - fine, and if not, he exhibited great patience and encouragement for my trying it differently next time. I also appreciated his honest and candid feedback about my work. That is how I learn best. And finally, Jeff was personable with a great sense of humor. Our class had a wonderful week working with him.

~ Carol R. ~

The workshop was one of my all-time favorites! I feel energized and feel the courage to continue experimenting! I needed this!!!

~ Michele B. ~

I appreciate how your class welcomed all levels and showed how anyone can improve and expand their artistic language from your teachings. And thank you for your friendly, patient, and generous attitude and making the class fun. There was a good vibe and we learned a ton! Your workshop was a creatively magical experience and I was so sad to see it end.

~ Dawn B. ~